European Patent Office Notifies Tecogen of Intent to Grant a Patent for the Ultera Emissions Technology
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 10 May 2018 09:00:13 America/New_York
WALTHAM, Mass., May 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tecogen Inc. (NASDAQ:TGEN), a clean energy company providing ultra-efficient, clean, natural gas powered on-site power, heating and cooling equipment, has been notified by the European Patent Office of its intent to grant a patent for Tecogen’s Ultera emissions technology. This patent will give Tecogen exclusive control over the Ultera technology in markets in Europe where Tecogen files for national protection, including the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, and Germany, which are markets where Tecogen hopes to commercialize the Ultera technology. This patent supplements Tecogen’s portfolio of Ultera technology patents and patents-pending in numerous other markets, including the United States.
Robert Panora, Tecogen’s President, stated, “Obtaining patent protection in Europe for the Ultera emissions control technology is a critical milestone for Tecogen as we continue to develop the technology and move towards commercialization, including with European automobile manufacturers and suppliers.”
The Ultera technology has demonstrated significant emissions reductions in stationary engines, gas powered vehicles, and fork trucks, and was the subject of a paper presented at the SAE World Congress in April. It has also recently been identified as meeting California’s Best Available Control Technology (BACT) for stationary non-emergency engines.
“We are pleased that the European Patent Office has confirmed its intention to grant us patent protection on the Ultera emissions control technology. The expansion of our intellectual property protection for this technology strengthens our position as we move towards our goal of commercialization of the Ultera emissions controls technology in Europe and elsewhere,” stated Benjamin Locke, the Company’s CEO.
Tecogen Inc. designs, manufactures, sells, installs, and maintains high efficiency, ultra-clean, cogeneration products including natural gas engine-driven combined heat and power, air conditioning systems, and high-efficiency water heaters for residential, commercial, recreational and industrial use. The company is known for cost efficient, environmentally friendly and reliable products for energy production that, through patented technology, nearly eliminate criteria pollutants and significantly reduce a customer’s carbon footprint.
In business for over 30 years, Tecogen has shipped more than 2,500 units, supported by an established network of engineering, sales, and service personnel across the United States. For more information, please visit www.tecogen.com or contact us for a free Site Assessment.
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